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Who’s in the best Manchester United XI you’ve ever seen live?

This week, in order to pad out a podcast robbed of a match to talk about due to the tyranny of international football, the RedMancunian podcast team debated the best United XI they have ever seen play in the flesh. Whilst some of the picks were straight forward (left wing anyone?) others prompted great debate.. Schmeichel or van der Sar? Irwin or Evra? Could we include Captain Marvel Bryan Robson in midfield, and which Dutchman made the cut up front?

You can hear our final team and the justification for it here, but we want your views too. Leave us a comment with the best Manchester United XI in a 4-4-2 formation that you’ve seen play live and your reasons for picking that team and we’ll collate the votes before next weeks podcast.

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By Sam

MUFC ST holder N2412. Sub Editor of RedMancunian.com - Follow the first team, home and away, and the reserves and youth teams. Edinburgh Uni graduate.

27 replies on “Who’s in the best Manchester United XI you’ve ever seen live?”

Never Seen Schmeichel in a United Shirt but did in a Villa Shirt at Old Trafford.

So … Van Der Saar

Neville Ferdinand Vidic Evra

Beckham Keane Scholes Giggs

Ronaldo Van Persie

Schmeichel
Neville. Stam, Vidic. Irwin
Ronaldo Scholes Robson Giggs
Cantona. Van nisterooy
Subs
Pallister, Evra, Beckham, Keane,Rooney,

started watching united since ’96, so its kinda unoriginal:

schmeicel
neville, stam, vidic, irwin
beckham, scholes, keane, giggs
ronaldo, king eric..

wow, three #7s in there.. 🙂

subs: vdsar, rooney, rvp, tevez, rio, berg, and super sub ole gunnar solskjaer..

Van der sar
Neville vidic Ferdinand evra
Ronaldo scholes Keane giggs
Rooney
Van nisterlrooy
(Only 19 so haven’t had the privilege of seeing the likes of Robson play)

Van der sar

Rio Stam Vidic

Ronaldo Keane Scholes Giggs

Rooney

RVP King Eric

Subs. Becks, Ole Gunnar, Sharpe, Hernandez & The Neville brothers.

Schmeichel

Gary Pallister Stam
Neville Irwin
Keano
Scholes
Best Ronaldo
Cantona
Rooney.

Subs… Van Der Sar,Vidic, Paul Ince, Giggs, Lee Sharpe, RVP, and Andy Cole.

VDS
Neville
Ferdinand
Stiles
Irwin
Best
Scholes
Charlton
Giggs
Law
Ronaldo

No ‘defensive’ midfielder, who cares, the opposition would never get the ball! ( and Nobby would scare today’s players to death). Just too young to see ‘the Babes’.

One of the best teams of all time would be including Duncan Edwards in a DM role in a 1/4/1/3/1/1 fluid formation. Bobby Charlton once said of DE, ‘You could not get near him’; he was awesome.

Schmeichel
Neville Stam Ferdinand Irwin
Edwards
Ronaldo Charlton Best
Cantana
Law

first saw united at Old Trafford in May 2003 so this would be my team. Very hard to pick!

442

Van der Sar
Neville Ferdinand Vidic Evra
Ronaldo Keane Scholes Giggs
Rooney van Nistelrooy

(only saw Beckham play once so opted for Ronaldo instead)

Been to 2 games: a 3-1 League Cup win at Birmingham City in 2005 and the 5-5 against West Brom last season. Therefore, my XI would be:

Howard
Neville Ferdinand Brown Buttner
Carrick Scholes
Ronaldo Rooney Kagawa
v. Persie

Subs: Jones, Valencia, Hernandez, Park, Saha, Giggs, Lindegaard

de gea(purely because hes going to be the best in the world very soon)

Neville pallester bruce Irwin

Ronaldo Charlton styles best

Van Nistelrooy Solskjaer

subs. Beckham, Giggs, law, Rooney R.V.P. ,Scholes,Vidic

A flexible 4-4-2

…………………………………………………. Schmeichel………………………………..

………………Neville G………..Stam………………..Ferdinand……………Irwin…..

………………..Ronaldo………..Charlton…………..Keane……………….Giggs

………………………………………….Best………………Law……………………………..

Schmeichel
Neville, McGrath, Buchan Irwin
Keane, Scholes
Ronaldo, Charlton, Law, Best

Subs: Van Der Sar, Ferdinand, Robson, Giggs, Cantona

van der sar

garyneville stam irwin

beckham scholes(defensif midfielder) giggs

ronaldo solskjaer cole rooney

how many goals do you want?

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